Top Veterans Affairs Official Resigns

Published 05/16 2014 03:36PM

Updated 05/16 2014 03:39PM

A top official at the Department of Veterans Affairs resigns. This is due to the growing scandal on waiting times at veteran's hospitals.

Officials announced the resignation today of Dr. Robert Petzel, the Undersecretary for Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs. It comes one day after he spoke at a Senate hearing about the issue alongside Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.

In a short statement, Shinseki announced he accepted Petzel's resignation today. Petzel was scheduled to retire sometime this year.

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